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Long Time, No See! Cookbook Clubs Explored…

All right, it’s been a while.  But I have at least had some interesting things going on.  I’ve been buying cookbooks like they are going out of style lately.  DH thinks it’s fine, as long as I use them!  Some recent acquisitions:

 small bites big nights by Govind Armstrong (2007, Clarkson Potter)

Tapas by Penelope Casas (1985, 2007, Alfred A. Knopf)

Washoku – Recipies from the Japanese Home Kitchen by Elizabeth Andoh (2005, Ten Speed Press)

A Twist of the Wrist – Quick Flavorful Meals with Ingedients from Jars, CAns, Bags, and Boxes by Nancy Silverton (2007, Alfred A. Knopf)

I have to add here that, if you are interested in acquiring massive amounts of cookbooks, The Good Cook book club is a great resource.  I’ve been a member a few times now.  First, check the catalog (which is extensive) to make sure you want enough of their books to make the minimum requirements.  Then, take full advantage of their specials.  The initial sign up is often 4 books for $1 plus shipping, or something similar.  Cheap, at any rate.  Next, meet your minimum requirement of purchases.  If you don’t want their selected offering, be sure to return the reply card on time, or check in online – it’s not a bargain if you don’t want it in the first place.  Then, once you have met your minimum – quit.  You will inevitably receive an offer in the mail a couple of months later saying “we want you back” and you can get a bunch more books for cheap, or buy one get one free…if you can be diligent about the reply cards and your minimum purchase, this can really work to your advantage.   I love receiving 4 or 5 beautiful, expensive, dustjacketed hardcover cookbooks, and paying less than $50 for them!

 The book club I’ve had luck with is www.thegoodcook.com.  I’ve just looked at their site, and they are having a 4 books for $1 each (plus shipping – a few bucks a book) promotion.

June 24, 2007 Posted by | cookbook clubs, cookbooks, entertaining, tapas, Tips, Uncategorized | 8 Comments